Value Your Life / Valora Tu Vida

 

This weekend was very stressful. I’ve been dealing with a lot of things lately including TONS of work. I’ve been very overwhelmed, to top it off I’ve had to deal with personal and family drama. So, on Sunday my friends invited me to the beach to distress for a while. To be honest when I took the pictures on the blog post the original theme was different but the events that occurred after the photo session bring me to todays post. About 1/2 an hour after these pictures were taken at the beach I lived through an experience I must share.

Este fin de semana ha sido bien estresante. He estado manejando muchas cosas incluyendo mucho trabajo. Me he sentido abrumada y para completar he estado manejando situaciones personales y familiares. Pues, este domingo mis amistades me invitaron a la playa para relajarme un rato. Para ser honesta las fotografías en esta publicación eran para otro tema que quería compartir pero los eventos que ocurrieron luego de esta sección de fotos me llevan al tema del cual les hablaré. Aproximadamente media hora luego de estas fotos viví una experiencia que tengo que compartir.

We never know when our last day of life will be and unfortunately I witnessed someone’s last day. Leaving the beach on my way to grab something to eat with my sister I witnessed a horrible accident where a motorcycle driver and a vehicle crashed. I screamed in horror at what I had seen. My sister was behind me in her car. I immediately ran out and told her to call 911. I was terrified to approach the scene because the motorcycle driver lied motionless beneath the vehicle he impacted. As I looked around me everyone was just staring and taking pictures. My sister and I were part of the few that actually helped.

Nunca sabemos cuando es el último día de nuestras vidas y hoy fui testigo de los últimos momentos de un desconocido. De camino a comer con mi hermana fui testigo de un accidente entre un motociclista y un vehículo. Grite de terror con lo que mis ojos habían visto. Mi hermana estaba en su vehículo detrás de mi. Sali corriendo y le dije que llamara al 911. Estaba aterrada de acercarme a la escena porque el motociclista estaba inmóvil debajo del carro que impacto. Nadie sabía que hacer todos estaban mirando o tomando fotos en vez de llamar al 911.  Junto a mi hermana fui de los pocos que se acercó para ayudar.

A few men pitched in to move the car away from the victim. I immediately noticed a man crying uncontrollably and instantly knew he was the driver of the car. It broke my heart to see him and his younger son in the traumatic condition they were in. My sister and I approached to give them comfort. His son was in the car completely in shock. I went inside the car grabbed his hand and told him everything was going to be ok. I begged him to call a family member to come. After, I approached the victim and kneeled in front of him. He had a friend by his side, which was also in shock. I asked her if he had moved or if she had checked his breathing. She said she hadn’t dared to check. Personally I’m the type of person who can’t stand the site of blood or even watch gruesome movies but for some unknown reason I wasn’t scared. I proceeded to check him. He wasn’t breathing but I didn’t dare tell her. He had received direct impact to his head. I didn’t know what to do so I just touched his back and said a silent prayer. Inside of me lied hope that he was just unconscious and not dead until the ambulance finally arrived and he was officially declared dead.

Varios hombres ayudaron a mover el carro hacia atrás. Inmediatamente noté a un hombre llorando inconsolablemente y al instante supe que era el conductor del vehículo. Me partió el corazón ver al conductor y su hijo en estado de shock. Tratamos de consolarlos. El hijo aun estaba dentro del carro, entré le agarre la mano y le dije que todo iba a estar bien. Luego le dije que llamara a un familiar para que llegaran. Luego me acerque al motociclista y me arrodille al frente de él. Tenía una amiga a su lado quien también estaba traumada. Le pregunté a ella si el se movía o respiraba. Ella me dijo que no se atrevía verificar. Personalmente a mí me da pánico ver sangre, no veo películas fuertes pero por algún motivo no sentí temor. Procedí a verificarlo. Cuando lo verifiqué no estaba respirando, no me atreví decírselo. No sabía que hacer solo toque su espalda e hice una oración silenciosa. Tenía esperanza que no estuviera muerto sino inconsciente. Hasta que por fin llego la ambulancia y lo declararon muerto.

While my sister continued to console the vehicles driver I took his son out of the car away from the scene. This tragedy was very horrific and avoidable. The motorcycle driver wasn’t wearing his helmet and was talking on his cellphone when the accident occurred. His negligence ended his life and left a traumatic scar in the lives of a father and his young son. Just thinking that if I had arrived seconds earlier I would have been in the drivers place. Though innocent I wouldn’t be able to carry with someone’s death on my conscience. All I know is that God led my sister and I to that scene to be of some help though I wish I could have done more. I pray the victims family finds strength in this difficult time. 

Mientras mi hermana intentaba consolar al conductor yo saque a su hijo del carro para sacarlo de la escena. Es tan lamentable que haya ocurrido esto.   El motociclista andaba sin casco y hablando en su celular antes de que ocurriera el impacto. Un descuido del motociclista terminó su vida y dejó a un padre e hijo cargando con la sombra de su muerte.  Solo de pensar que si hubiera llegado segundos antes iba a  ser yo la conductora que el motociclista impactara. Yo no pudiera vivir con la muerte de alguien en mi consciencia aunque no fuera mi culpa. Solo se que Dios nos dirigió a esa escena para ser de ayuda aunque me hubiera encantado hacer mas. Oraré para que la familia de la victima encuentre consuelo y fortaleza. 

Though life has been throwing me some major curve balls I still feel greatly blessed. As long as you have life everything is possible. No matter the situations you experience it’s important to value your life, live it freely and happily even though you have to distance yourself from those you love that constantly hurt and humiliate you. Life is to short and valuable to live it with constant ridiculous drama and fear. Do everything that makes you truly happy. Don’t give up on your goals. Fight hard to accomplish them. Be grateful for today and never ever take anything for granted. Life is a blessing. Enjoy life today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

Aunque la vida me ha estado probando fuertemente me siento bien bendecida. No importa las situaciones que experimentes es importante valorar tú vida, vivirla libremente y feliz aunque tengas que distanciarte de personas que amas pero te humillan y te causan daño. La vida es corta no la puedes vivir con dramas y miedos. Haz todo lo que realmente te hace feliz. No te rindas, lucha por tus metas hasta que las logres. Se agradecida siempre, hoy es un buen día para comenzar. La vida es una bendición por mas complicada que sea. Vive intensamente hoy, porque el día de ayer se fue y no sabemos si mañana vendrá.

Be You, Be Lovely
Charlene Gonzalez

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